10 Most Expensive Items Sold On eBay
Since it’s launch in 95, eBay has held its position as the top multinational auction-platform, and has grown into a multi billion-dollar business. With that being said, let’s take a look at our list, of the 10 Most Expensive Items Sold On eBay.
10Ian Usher’s ‘Life’
Yup, you heard that right. In 2008, this 46 year old Aussie fellow from the land down under, posted his life for sale on eBay, and sold it for $309,292 This included his house, car, jetski and even his job, along with all his possessions. Ian’s reasons, were simply because, he wanted to start fresh, so he handed over everything to an unknown buyer, and the rest is history. So, what’s a life worth to you?
9Shoeless Joe Jackson’s Baseball Bat
If your a baseball fan, you just might get wet. cause this guys most memorable moment, includes him wearing a new pair of shoes for the game, but, they started giving him blisters. So in the middle of the game, He throws them off and starts playing barefoot, and ever since then, he was known as Shoeless Joe Jackson. His favorite woody was a 36 inch bat, made out of hickory, and stained black with tobacco, its nickname “Black Betsy” It was posted for sale by his nephew, making it one of the highest sales on eBay, but also the highest sold baseball bat in history, selling for an incredulous $577,610.
There’s almost a zero chance you will ever see a high-end car sold on any website. But there is the exception. And that’s because the Enzo, is one of the coolest, fastest and rarest cars of all time, so when it went for auction on eBay, car enthusiasts went mad. The winning bidder from Switzerland, won with just a $55 edge, for a total bid of $1 million. Not only that, it still till this day, is the highest sale ever made in Europe, from an online auction.
7Honus Wagner Baseball Card
On number 7 is another baseball classic. One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Honus Wagner, was inducted into the Hall of Fame after taking the Pirates to the World Series, twice. The American Tobacco Company began printing Wagner on the baseball cards they sold in cigarette packets, but Wagner himself protested, and forced them to stop production. As result, only 200 Wagner cards were distributed to the public. So when a rare Wagner card was up for sale in 2000, baseball fanatic, Brian Seigel snatched it up for $1.1 million.
6The Town of Bridgeville, CA
You ever won at Monopoly? Well, these sick bastards did. It’s a privately owned town called Bridgeville, in CA. It’s a small 83-acre town, with just 8 houses, a post office, a café and about 30 residents. The Lapple family purchased the town in 1973, but decided to sell it off in 2002, and it sold on eBay for $1.77 million, the auction winner is planning a makeover of the town, and is currently passing GO and collecting another 2 hundo.
In the wake of 9/11, Realtors Gregory Gibbons and Bruce Francisco purchased an old missile base in upstate New York, with the idea of converting it into an underground safe space, with their home just right above it. They spent over $18 millions to finish the project and thought that this luxury would be in demand for wealthy families. However, the plan didn’t go according to plan and nobody bought it for years. With no other option left, they put the property on eBay, and i shit you not ladies and gentleman, it sold for a whopping $2.1 million dollars. i would’ve just turned that bitch into a nightclub, and called it the cabin in the woods, also ladies drink free, if only i were rich…
4The Town of Albert, TX
Because of the Successful online auction of Bridgeville, California. Realtors and Brokers looked to eBay to auction off the tiny Town of Albert, TX, which was listed on eBay in 2003. An Insurance broker named Bobby Cave snatched it up for the low price of $200,000. He then went ahead and did some renovations and relisted it back up on eBay. A few years later, an unknown buyer bidded a mind-boggling $2.5 million dollars. Now thats some hustla ass shit right there.
3Lunch with Warren Buffett
How much would you pay to have lunch with your idol? Our number three is the infamous Lunch date with second richest man in the world, Warren Buffett. Every year, business man Warren Buffett hosts a lunch that raises money for a San Francisco church whose mission is to feed the hungry. Usually, It’s not as expensive as you think, But Even Mr. Buffett was shocked when he found out that an anonymous bidder paid a “lord have mercy” amount of $2.6 million dollars, just to have lunch with him. I hope he atleast put out, or gave some real good business advice.
In 2001, a plane vendor named Tyler Jet, put one of its luxurious 12 seat private jets, the Gulfstream II up for auction on eBay. Not knowing if anyone would actually buy their jet, Charter-based African company bidded and won the jet for a whopping $4.9 million dollars, the Gulfstream II became not only the most expensive sale on eBay at that time, but was also the highest sale to ever be made over the Internet. Shocked? Well wait, because there’s still one more.
If you thought that Gulfstream was expensive, then you won’t believe our number 1, This ginormous GigaYacht was sold for a blood-curdling $168 million dollars. Designed by Frank Mulder, GigaYacht was sold to one fancy ass Russian billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich. This 405 feet long gigantic yacht includes two VIP suites, a children’s cabin, guest cabins, a gym, movie theater, spa, elevator and helicopter pad. Since it’s auction, Gigayacht became the most expensive item sold on eBay till Date.
And there you have it, our list of 10 Most Expensive Items Sold On EBay. What’s the most expensive item you’ve bought on ebay? mention it in the comments section, below. And as always, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and enable notifications.